Oliver Tank is a young Sydney-based producer and musician who is turning heads and melting hearts with his enchanting down-tempo electronica.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
I set out to create something really original and unique with my music, and on top of that I try to give it a really personal feel. I developed my sound by listening to a lot of electronic artists. I feel like at the moment it is the genre with the most potential. I love the idea that electronic sounds and real instrument sounds can work together so harmoniously. Essentially that is what my music is about, different sounds organised to tell a story.
How do you translate your recordings to a live environment – what’s an Oliver Tank gig like?
My live show includes a laptop, sampler, vocals and guitar. The music is pretty chill but it lends itself well to an intimate live show,
Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Sydney music community that inspire you.
As I was developing my sound electronic music was really taking off, I was always hearing new and exciting electronic artists and they were my biggest inspiration. Originally Seekae was a huge influence but now there is a huge community of similar musicians in Sydney that all make amazing music. The fact that there are so many talented artists out there is inspiration enough for me to keep bettering what I do.
What’s coming up for you in 2011?
I'll be releasing my EP in October which will have a bunch of new music on it. I'm also working on a mix-tape as well, which will include remix's, covers and much more. Other than that I'll just be playing gigs and working on new music.
Australian music is?
...Amazing. Its really liberating knowing that there is so much musical talent in Australia. I Can't wait to see what the future holds for Australian Music.View Profile Hide Interview